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Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-21494
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, October 11, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Notice of Public Meeting-Intersection of Cloud Computing and Mobility Forum and Workshop
Document Number: 2013-21489
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop to be held on Tuesday, October 1, Wednesday, October 2, and Thursday, October 3, 2013. The format is a three-day forum with breakout sessions held each day. The NIST Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop will bring together leaders and innovators from industry, academia and government in an interactive format that combines keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and open discussion. The forum and workshop are open to the general public. NIST invites organizations to display posters and participate as exhibitors as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2013-21263
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice lists the membership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board (NIST PRB) and supersedes the list published on August 13, 2012.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-20620
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2013-18938
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) will meet in closed session on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to review the results of examiners' scoring of written applications. Panel members will vote on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants.
Genome in a Bottle Consortium-Progress and Planning Workshop
Document Number: 2013-18934
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST announces the Genome in a Bottle Consortium meeting to be held on Thursday and Friday, August 15 and 16, 2013. The Genome in a Bottle Consortium is developing the reference materials, reference methods, and reference data needed to assess confidence in human whole genome variant calls. A principal motivation for this consortium is to enable performance assessment of sequencing and science-based regulatory oversight of clinical sequencing. The purpose of this meeting is to update participants about progress of the consortium work, continue to get broad input from individual stakeholders to update or refine the consortium work plan, continue to broadly solicit consortium membership from interested stakeholders, and invite members to participate in work plan implementation.
Request for Information on Pilots To Inform the Creation of Potential New Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Centers (M-TACs); Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-17685
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST is extending the deadline for submitting comments regarding NIST's planning for a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) for new manufacturing technology acceleration centers (M-TACs). NIST anticipates issuing the FFO in fiscal year 2014 (FY14), subject to the availability of appropriated funding. The new comment deadline is Monday, August 5, 2013. NIST will accept comments submitted only via email during the extended time period.
Announcing Approval of Federal Information Processing Standard 186-4, Digital Signature Standard
Document Number: 2013-17396
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces the Secretary of Commerce's approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-4, Digital Signature Standard (DSS). FIPS 186-4 specifies three techniques for the generation and verification of digital signatures that can be used for the protection of data: The Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) and the Rivest- Shamir Adelman Algorithm (RSA). This revision includes a clarification of terms, a reduction of restrictions on the use of random number generators and the retention and use of prime number generation seeds, a correction of wording and typographical errors, and further aligns the FIPS with Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS) 1. FIPS 186-4 is available at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsFIPS.html.
Proposed Establishment of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center-Third Notice
Document Number: 2013-17025
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce, intends to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to facilitate public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. This is the third of three notices which must be published over a 90-day period in order to advise the public of the agency's intention to sponsor an FFRDC.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 98th Annual Meeting
Document Number: 2013-15544
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 98th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, from July 14 to 18, 2013. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas, but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
Computer Security Incident Coordination (CSIC): Providing Timely Cyber Incident Response
Document Number: 2013-15542
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking information relating to Computer Security Incident Coordination (CSIC). NIST is seeking this information as part of the research needed to write a NIST Special Publication (SP) to help Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) to coordinate effectively when responding to computer security incidents. The NIST SP will identify technical standards, methodologies, procedures, and processes that facilitate prompt and effective response. This RFI requests information regarding technical best practices, current practices, impediments to information sharing and response, risks of collaborative incident response, the role of technology and standards in incident coordination, specific technical standards and technologies that have been found helpful (or ineffective), opportunities for improvement, viewpoints on incident coordination objectives, and suggestions for guidance. In developing the SP, NIST will consult with the Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, other interested federal agencies, the Office of Management and Budget, and individually with other parties who respond to this RFI to discuss their comments and seek further information. The SP will be developed through an open public review and comment process that may include workshops as needed.
Proposed Establishment of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center-Second Notice
Document Number: 2013-14897
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce, intends to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to facilitate public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. This is the second of three notices which must be published over a 90-day period in order to advise the public of the agency's intention to sponsor an FFRDC.
Request for Information on Pilots to Inform the Creation of Potential New Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Centers (M-TACs)
Document Number: 2013-14895
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties to comment on NIST's planning for a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO), anticipated in fiscal year 2014 (FY14), subject to the availability of appropriated funding. The anticipated 2014 FFO will competitively fund a select number of new Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Centers (M-TACs). The M-TACs will focus on addressing the technical and business challenges encountered by small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers as they attempt to integrate, adopt, transition, and commercialize both existing and emerging product and process technologies into their operations to help them grow and compete within manufacturing supply chains as innovative, value-adding components of our nation's economy. U.S. small and mid-sized manufacturers are a critical segment of our economy, comprising over 90% of all manufacturing establishments and approximately 45% of employment.\1\ U.S. small and mid-sized manufacturers are also playing a growing role in technology innovation, including product and process technologies.\2\ The emphasis of these future M-TACs will be to conduct technology transition and commercialization activities with small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers to foster their readiness to adopt and/or adapt advanced technologies into their manufacturing processes and products.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the Building Construction Technology Extension Pilot Client Impact Survey
Document Number: 2013-13543
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST MEP Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (AMJIAC) Client Impact Survey
Document Number: 2013-13494
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-12701
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2013-12330
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet in closed session on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review the role and responsibilities of the Judges Panel and information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in order to ensure the integrity of the Award selection process. The agenda will include: The Role of the Judges, Debrief of Category Recognition, Improvements to the Judging Process, Baldrige Program Updates, and the 2013 Baldrige Award Cycle.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2013-12328
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) and the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board of Overseers) will meet together in open session on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2013-12080
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet in open session on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Announcing an Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-10137
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, June 14, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
National Fire Codes: Request for Public Input for Revision of Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2013-09938
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice contains the list of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents opening for Public Input, and it also contains information on the NFPA Revision Process. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the NFPA's proposal to revise some of its fire safety codes and standards and requests Public Input to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA fire safety codes and standards. The purpose of this request is to increase public participation in the system used by NFPA to develop its codes and standards.
National Fire Codes: Request for Comments on NFPA's Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2013-09936
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the availability of and request comments on the First Draft Reports that will be reporting in NFPA's 2014 Annual Revision Cycle.
Proposed Establishment of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center-First Notice
Document Number: 2013-09376
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce, intends to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to facilitate public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. This is the first of three notices which must be published over a 90-day period in order to advise the public of the agency's intention to sponsor an FFRDC.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting Cancellation
Document Number: 2013-09036
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The meeting of the Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time is cancelled. Notice of this meeting was published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2013.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center for Nebraska; Availability of Funds
Document Number: 2013-08232
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites applications from eligible applicants for funding projects that provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the United States. Specifically, NIST seeks applications to re-establish an MEP center in Nebraska.
Incentives To Adopt Improved Cybersecurity Practices
Document Number: 2013-07234
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Office of the Secretary
The President has directed the Secretary of Commerce to evaluate a set of incentives designed to promote participation in a voluntary program to be established by the Secretary of Homeland Security to support the adoption by owners and operators of critical infrastructure and other interested entities of the Cybersecurity Framework being developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The evaluation will include analysis of the benefits and relative effectiveness of such incentives, and whether the incentives would require legislation or can be provided under existing law and authorities to participants in the Program. The Department of Commerce (Department) will use input received in response to this Notice to inform its recommendations, which will focus on incentives for critical infrastructure owners. In addition, the Department may use this input to develop a broader set of recommendations that apply to U.S. industry as a whole.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-06910
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee), will meet in open session on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the NIST Smart Grid Program Plan. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.
International Code Council: The Update Process for the International Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2013-06909
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The International Code Council (ICC), promulgator of the International Codes and Standards, maintains a process for updating the entire family of International Codes based on receipt of proposals from interested individuals and organizations involved in the construction industry as well as the general public. The codes are updated every three years. The purpose of this notice is to increase public participation in the system used by ICC to develop and maintain its codes and standards. The publication of this notice by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of ICC is being undertaken as a public service; NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend any of the codes or standards referenced in the notice.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2013-06020
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is extending the deadline for submission of certification letters in order to allow additional time for partners and organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for exchange of electronic health care information by healthcare providers. Participation in the project is open to all interested organizations.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Research on Evacuating Persons With Mobility Impairments
Document Number: 2013-04491
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Developing a Framework To Improve Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
Document Number: 2013-04413
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is conducting a comprehensive review to develop a framework to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure \1\ (the ``Cybersecurity Framework'' or ``Framework''). The Framework will consist of standards, methodologies, procedures, and processes that align policy, business, and technological approaches to address cyber risks.
Announcement of the American Petroleum Institute's Standards Activities
Document Number: 2013-03988
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The American Petroleum Institute (API), with the assistance of other interested parties, continues to develop standards, both national and international, in several areas. This notice lists the standardization efforts currently being conducted by API committees. The publication of this notice by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of API is being undertaken as a public service. NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend the standards referenced.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2013-02486
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold an open meeting via teleconference on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to finalize the Committee's draft letter report to the NIST Director. Any draft meeting materials will be posted prior to the meeting on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) web site at http://nehrp.gov/. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Redelegations of Authority Resulting From the America COMPETES Act
Document Number: 2012-27466
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Technical Information Service
The Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, issues a final rule that amends regulations to reflect the abolishment of the Technology Administration and the resulting redelegations of authority.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2013-00724
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for exchange of electronic health care information by healthcare providers. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in the Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information project. Participation in the project is open to all interested organizations.
Announcing an Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2012-31525
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, February 13, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, February 14, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, February 15, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Examiner Applications
Document Number: 2012-31227
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2012-30843
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold an open meeting via teleconference on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the Committee's draft letter report to the NIST Director. Any draft meeting materials will be posted prior to the meeting on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Web site at http://nehrp.gov/. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2012-30469
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee), will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the NCST Advisory Committee's draft annual report to Congress. A copy of the draft report will be posted prior to the meeting on the NCST Advisory Committee's Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/index.cfm. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Notice of Public Meeting-Cloud Computing and Big Data Forum and Workshop
Document Number: 2012-30467
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces a Cloud Computing and Big Data Forum and Workshop to be held on Tuesday, January 15, Wednesday, January 16, and Thursday, January 17, 2013. The format is a two-day forum followed by a one-day hands-on workshop. The NIST Cloud Computing and Big Data Forum and Workshop will bring together leaders and innovators from industry, academia and government in an interactive format that combines keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and open discussion. The forum and workshop are open to the general public. NIST invites organizations to display posters and participate as exhibitors as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Notice of Public Workshop: Blueprint for Action: Workshop on the Design of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)
Document Number: 2012-29042
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), announces the first workshop in a new series of public workshops entitled ``Blueprint for Action: Workshop on the Design of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).'' This workshop series provides a forum for the AMNPO to present the proposed design of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and its regional components, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs), for public discussion of the proposed NNMI and IMI design, and for public discussion of this initiative, announced by President Obama on March 9, 2012.\1\ The first workshop will focus on an update on the NNMI program proposed by the President; a review of the public comments received by the AMNPO in response to the May 4, 2012 Request for Information (RFI) on the proposed NNMI; a review of the proposed NNMI design and discussion of that design; and anticipated next steps.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2012-28876
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee), will meet in open session on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purposes of this meeting are to discuss NIST's response to recommendations from the Committee's report and to receive presentations on cybersecurity coordination and the NIST Smart Grid Program Plan. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers
Document Number: 2012-28293
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board of Overseers) will meet in open session on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges' Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The agenda will include: Report from the Judges' Panel, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) Update, Baldrige Program Business Plan Status Report, Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria Changes for 2013, and Recommendations for the NIST Director.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2012-27689
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the status of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Disaster and Failure Studies Program, receive NIST's response to the Committee's 2011 annual report recommendations, update the Committee on the progress of the NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO, and gather information for the Committee's 2012 Annual Report to Congress. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/el/ disasterstudies/ncst/.
National Fire Codes: Request for Public Input for Revision of Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2012-27463
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice contains the list of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents opening for Public Input, and it also contains information on the NFPA Revision Process. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the NFPA's proposal to revise some of its fire safety codes and standards and requests Public Input to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA fire safety codes and standards. The purpose of this request is to increase public participation in the system used by NFPA to develop its codes and standards.
National Fire Codes: Request for Comments on NFPA's Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2012-27470
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the availability of and request comments on the technical reports that will be reporting in the NFPA's 2013 Fall Revision Cycle.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-26674
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent Application No. 61/625,511 titled ``UV-Assisted Alcohol Sensing with Zinc Oxide Functionalized Gallium Nitride Nanowires,'' NIST Docket No. 12-020 to the University of Maryland, having a place of business at 0133 Cole Student Activities Building, College Park MD 20742-1001. The grant of the license would be for all fields of use.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2012-25828
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet Monday, November 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss engineering needs for existing buildings, to review the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) agency updates on their latest activities, and to gather information for the Committee's 2013 Annual Report of the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-25827
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61,623/ 957 titled ``Highly Selective Gallium Nitride Nanowire/Titanium Dioxide-Nanocluster Hybrid Sensors for Detection of Benzene and Related Environmental Pollutants,'' NIST Docket No. 11-019 to the University of Maryland, having a place of business at 0133 Cole Student Activities Building, College Park MD 20742-1001. The grant of the license would be for all fields of use.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)
Document Number: 2012-25826
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) invites interested U.S. companies to submit letters of interest in collaborating with NIST/ITL on an ongoing basis in the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) through partnerships called ``National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnerships'' (NCEPs).